Swiatek Gets Back On Track, Wins San Diego In Three Over Vekic

by Staff | October 17th, 2022, 1:43 am
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After a rare finals loss last week in Ostrava, Iga Swiatek got back on track in San Diego pulling away from qualifier Donna Vekic for a 6-3, 3-6, 6-0 win.

Vekic got a break for 4-2 and eventually took the second set to make things interesting. But the Pole was having none of it, breaking Vekic and cruising to another win.

“Knowing how well she can serve, I just wanted to be more loosened up on my return games – not think too much, use my intuition and fight for every ball,” Swiatek said.

The world No. 1 wins her 11th career WTA title in her 13th final. She also improves to 24-1 this year in the U.S. and she picks up her 64th win of the season. He eight titles on the year are the most on either tour.

Vekic’s upset run ended but the Croat had a huge week stunning Maria Sakkari, Karolina Pliskova, Aryna Sabalenka and then earlier today in a rain-heldover thriller over Danielle Collins in a final set breaker.

The 26-year-old Vekic was appearing in her 10th career final seeking her fourth title. This would have been her biggest title.

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